The SKL Series began in 1976 to honor Stanley K. Lacy, who had established himself as a recognized leader in Indianapolis while he was in his mid-twenties before he was killed in an automobile accident in 1973. Three years later, Edna Lacy established The Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series to honor his memory by encouraging and supporting other young professionals in their community work.
Since its inception, more than one thousand people have gone through the ten-month program and many of the significant leaders in Indianapolis are graduates of the program or have served as moderators, such as Carolene Mays-Medley, Mark Miles, Brian Payne, Joe Slash, Judge Sarah Evans Barker, and John Lechleiter.
Apply for SKL
Questions about the SKL Series? Contact Rebecca Hutton, President & CEO and SKL Program Director, at email@example.com.
Eligibility & Fees
For information about eligibility, cost, selection process, and program description download the PDF.
What are the eligibility requirements for SKL?
An applicant should:
- Be between the ages of 25 and 45 on the date applications are due.
- Have both a demonstrated interest in community issues and a record of leadership in significant voluntary community activities.
- Occupy a position of leadership reflecting significant achievement relative to age and providing the opportunity to have significant influence on issues facing our community.
- Have lived in the Greater Indianapolis/Central Indiana area for at least three years and have a likelihood of staying in the area for the foreseeable future.
- Be able to commit to the attendance and time requirements.
Can I still apply to SKL Class XLV application due?
No. Applications for SKL Class XLV were due June 11, 2021. Late applications are not accepted.
I submitted an application for SKL Class XLV. Will I receive confirmation that my application was received?
Applicants will receive email notification by June 28, 2021 confirming their application has been received.
I applied for SKL Class XLV. When will I be notified of the selection committee’s decision?
Applicants will be notified in mid-August as to whether they have been selected to participate in SKL Class XLV.
Who serves on the selection committee?
The selection committee is made up of community members familiar with the SKL Series and remains anonymous. The committee is made up of different people each year.
Who is the Moderator for SKL Class XLV?
The Moderator for SKL Class XLV will be announced in late August, along with the class members.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions about SKL?
Please direct all questions about the SKL Series, application, and selection process to Rebecca Hutton, President & CEO and SKL Program Director at Leadership Indianapolis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SKL Class Lists
For a list of all SKL classes click here.
Last Year’s Class
Steve Walker, Moderator
| Alicia Wilson Baker
Director of Neighborhood Engagement
John Boner Neighborhood Centers
| Adam Basch
Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management
Kite Realty Group Trust
| Kimberly Bostic
President and CEO
| Jay Chaudhary
Director of Mental Health and Addictions
Indiana Family & Social Services Administration
| Akilah Darden
President & Founder
The Darden Group, LLC
Director of School Development & Innovation
Goodwill Education Initiatives
| Danielle Dove
Director of Marketing & Sales
Indiana Repertory Theatre
Ice Miller LLP
| Lourenzo Giple
Architectural Designer/Project Manager
Rottmann Collier Architects
| Logan Harrison
Senior Director of Public Affairs
| Oni N. Harton
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Executive Vice President
Infrastructure Engineering, Inc.
| Amber LaRue
Senior Vice President, Healthcare Relationship Manager
Fifth Third Bank
| Travis Meek
| Eric Neuburger
Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County
Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization
| Amar Patel
Teach for America
| Taylor Schaffer
Deputy Chief of Staff
City of Indianapolis
Director of Concessions & Air Service
Indianapolis Airport Authority
| Brittany Smith
Midwest Regional Director of Community and Marketing
| Jason Spilbeler
Executive Director, Investment Specialist
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
| Tekiah Tunstall
Senior Business Analyst/Technical Project Manager
Brebeuf Jesuit Prepatory School
| Kristen Fuhs Wells
| Bob Wood
Chief, Appellate Division
United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Indiana